Execute the magic of long range precision shooting at this live-fire course of instruction. Experience the reality of what it takes to attain true long range mastery in the field. Rex will coach you on how to best manage your rifle and bring you to your best possible level of performance. You will then learn to mitigate the challenges that you never knew existed concerning your meteorological equipment and how to master your favorite ballistic tools. You will learn to collect sound inputs in the field in ways never taught before. To get your DOPE perfect, you must understand how to tackle “field laboratory conditions” and dynamically manage environmental variables in real time while you perform your data collection and verification on the range. Rex will walk you through how to get it done – step by step – properly. You will also master long range target engagement in both hasty and maximum precision applications. You will learn effective spotting and the exquisite art of communicating with and operating in a shooter / spotter team. Rex will streamline every aspect of your long range marksmanship in a way that makes you incredibly effective in real-world applications. This course is a blast! Come make life-long friends. Take home priceless experiences from the range having a great time with like-minded folk. Rex delivers the serious gold of the skill set in the most fun loving way possible. Experience the incredible legend that the RX1000 live-fire course has become! Bring your smile, because you are going to need it when you arrive!
ABOUT THIS COURSE:
- System Check: Precision Rifle Equipment Inspection and Set-up Check, Rifle Ergonomics Check, Optical Sight Check
- Executing the Fundamentals of Marksmanship in the Real World
- Establishing an Ideal Firing Position
- Effectively Modulating Biological Input for Recoil Management
- Position Building for Long Range Field Consistency
- Establishing a True Zero
- Management of Your Ballistic/ENV/MET Tools
- Field Lab Procedures: Ballistic Input Gathering, Verification, and Truing
- Long Range Input Confirmation in Dynamic Environments
- Wind Logging and Awareness
- Managing Complex Ballistic Data for Hasty Field Environments
- Mastering Analogue Ballistic Backup Systems
- Establishing a SOP/KISS: Keep It Sweet & Simple
- Long Range Target Engagement: for Hasty Conditions
- Long Range Target Engagement: for Maximum Precision
- Ranging & Engaging Targets at Unknown Distance: Digital, Analogue, and Intuitive Refinement
- Maximizing Skill Set Synergism, Maturity, and Ethical Responsibilities
Buffalo Gap Guest Ranch
3100 Buffalo Gap Rd
Sentinel Butte, ND 58653
Please contact the ranch for very affordable lodging options at (701)623-4200
WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING FOR ANY ANTICIPATED WEATHER CONDITION – NOTE: YOU WILL BE OUTSIDE AND ACTIVE.
- Rifle should be of sufficient quality / condition to consistently shoot 1 inch groups at 100yds.
- Rifle calibers / cartridges allowed in this course: Minimum: .243/6mm; Maximum: .300 Win Magnum
- Stock or Chassis design requirements: Must be able to attach a bi-pod and should feature an adjustable cheek comb
- Scope Quality: Overall quality & mechanical precision will be paramount to success at long range
- for Variable Power Optics: need to reach at least 10X (power ranges similar to 3-12X, 4-16X, or 5-25X may be ideal)
- For fixed power optics: you will need 10X minimum, but no more than 16X is recommended
- Reticle: Must have vertical and horizontal subtensions in either Mil (MRAD) or MOA based units (your preference)
- Scope should feature ‘matching units’ between the reticle and the turrets (Mil/Mil or MOA/MOA) – if possible
- Tube Diameter: 30mm Minimum, larger tubes are generally preferred
- Turret Adjustments: Must offer ‘Tracking Graduation Repeatability’ – MOST IMPORTANT
- Turrets that exhibit good ‘Tracking Precision’ are greatly preferred
- Turret adjustment units that match reticle subtensions (Mil/Mil, or MOA/MOA) are greatly preferred
- Zero Stop mechanisms are very helpful
- Sufficient Turret Elevation Adjustment Range for your cartridge and load: (enough for 1,000 yards – minimum)
Example: If your .308 Win with 168gr match bullets need 37.5moa of available elevation adjustment to reach 1,000 yards, and your scope only has 50moa of total internal adjustment that gives you only half of it (25moa of available elevation), which is not enough. Thus, for this example, you would have to select a scope with at least 75moa of total internal adjustment (1/2 of 75moa is 37.5moa) OR you could add a 20moa tilted scope base giving you (20moa in the titled base + 25moa of adjustment in the optic = 45moa total usable elevation), which is then sufficient to get you to 1,000yds in this example.
- Ammunition (for all 3-days of class): Bring at least 250 rounds of Match Grade Ammo, preferably configured for long range precision shooting, no steel core ammo.
- NOTE: if you are flying into the event, inquire and take note of the TSA’s current ammunition weight limits and requirements as you may need to make arrangements with the range or the venue’s ranch manager to have ammunition shipped to their address ahead of the course of your ammunition bulk weight exceeds their max weight requirements. Please contact the TSA directly for their current rules and regulations if you are flying into the course.
- Peripheral Equipment
- Bipods are required for this course. Recommended brands include Accu-Tac, Harris, Atlas, or other similar high quality brands. Leg Lengths: 6-9″ may be ideal (for thin to medium framed shooters), 9-13” (may be better for larger framed shooters). No long-leg or extra-tall bipod configurations. Recommended bipod features include: Swiveling or canting design
- Toe Support: Some type of rear support bag, shooting sock, or sand bag
- Ballistic Solver: Bring the ballistic app, computation device, or ballistic program of your choice. Recommended ballistic systems include: JBM Ballistics (via laptop or ipad), Kestrel with Applied Ballistics, Garmin Foretrex 701 with Applied Ballistics, or any other legitimate ballistic program or phone app of your choice. Please note: We will NOT be permitting the use of Ballistic_XLR Microsoft Excel tables at this course.
- Shooting Mat: Style and quality is of the user’s preference
- Hearing protection: Please bring adequate hearing protection that does not inhibit proper cheek weld to your rifle stock.
- Weapon cleaning and lubrication equipment to include a rod to knock out stuck cases
- Eye Protection
- Hat / Sunblock
- Drinking water – bring MORE than you think you will need (a camelback is strongly recommended)
- Bug Spray
- Pen and a Field Notebook
- Calculator (NOT the one in your phone)
- Optional: Mil-Dot Master
- Optional: Spotting Scope – please bring a spotting scope with a tripod if you have one. Rex will be teaching bullet trace observation, fire-correction, and mirage. A spotting scope of at least 20X is recommended
- Optional: Any previously collected ballistic DOPE – if previously collected
- Physical Fitness Requirements: Must be physically able to lay prone for extended periods of time as well as get into and out of the prone position repeatedly. Be ready to shoot all day, even if potentially less than ideal temperature or precipitation issues ensue. Take precautions for any pre-existing medical conditions. Be prepared for less than ideal weather conditions and potential unseasonably cold or hot weather.
RX Seminar and/or RX100 (Zero to Deadly) are highly desired for successful completion of this course.